Exterior painting this time of year can be tricky in Omaha. We have wide temperature fluctuations. One day in the upper 50’s the next in the 20’s. Complicating the matter is the drop in temperatures at night. Many manufactures these days make exterior paint that is considered “low temp”. Suitable for fall painting or use in lower temperatures. When these products first came out they were marketed as low temp paint. Now many of the exterior paints available from major manufactures are automatically “low temp” products so you need not specify that you need a low temperature paint.Continue reading “Exterior Fall Painting”
Painting wood paneling is not difficult. With a little extra prep work wood paneling can be painted and transformed into a more appealing surface.
Wood paneling is not as common as it once was but it’s still in many homes. If it is in yours and you don’t want the expense of ripping it out and installing drywall, consider painting it. To do it right call The Painting Company or follow these steps to do it yourself. You will need the same equipment you would need to paint any room. In addition you will need a quality bonding primer, caulk and caulk gun, sanding pole and sandpaper.Continue reading “Painting Wood Paneling”
How to Avoid Haunting Paint Failures
Halloween season is here. It is time to finish up your exterior painting. Unfortunately, many tricks lay waiting for you with peeling and flaking paint, wrinkling, cracked, and blistering paint. It is possible to do the job right, giving you the treat of a great paint job for years to come. Here are four expert painting tips to avoid a scary paint job.Continue reading “Avoid Haunting Paint Failures”
Using ladders can be risky. If you climb ladders long enough you will eventually get hurt. I’ve fallen twice. Once because of uneven ground and once because of an unstable base; decorative rocks. The first fall I was in my early twenties and bounced right back but the second I was in my fifties and still feel it.Continue reading “Uneven Ground Dangers”
Picking a Paint Color for Your Closet
While most rooms have some sort of closet, there is so little conversation about what color to paint these useful spaces. Since they each have varying degrees of visibility, there are many different options to consider with color choices. While there are no rules for these areas, here are some general guidelines you can consider for the closets in your home.Continue reading “Picking a Paint Color for Your Closet”
CyberSecurity is admittedly a strange subject for this website but it affects all of us. Consumers and business owners alike. When I developed this website for The Painting Company I installed several plugins that monitor activity. One of the plugins showed every “hit” on my website in real time. I was shocked. Thousands of attempts to access the backside or hack this website occur every day. My response was to install security programs and for many weeks I would watch the activity and personally block ip addresses attempting access. The whole process was an eye opener.Continue reading “CyberSecurity”
The number one question I am consistently asked is why painters wear white (which is answered here in another blog post). The number two question is what paint brands I use or would recommend. Everybody has their favorite. I have used many brands over the years and realize what consumers are facing when deciding what to use. We all want the best product for the least price. Some people put a higher priority on price then quality, some people the other way around.Continue reading “Paint Brands”
When we are asked to paint ceilings 99% of the time we are painting them white. People just don’t give ceilings a second thought. The default color is white.
We have painted ceilings different colors from time to time but for the most part ceilings are almost always going white. It’s pretty much the standard in the Omaha area.Continue reading “Painting Ceilings”
In Omaha, fall is the perfect time to inspect your home and look for areas that may need some attention. We recommend power washing your home twice a year. In the spring and in the fall. After you have washed your home in the fall, look at areas that may need some touch up like window sills, around doors, around faucets, etc. Look for cracking or peeling paint and pay special attention to areas that may need to be re-caulked as well.Continue reading “Touching up the exterior of your home”
It’s no surprise to me that blue and it’s tints and shades are the colors that rank highest for selling your home. Blue is considered by most Americans as their favorite color and as far as this study goes is the best color for your home.Continue reading “Best color if you want to sell your home”